Australians take home third bowls medal in Birmingham

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Val Febbo for Commonwealth Games Australia

 

The Jackaroos strong start to the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games continues with the squad’s third medal.

The Australian Jackaroos have claimed a third medal in bowls on the fifth day of bowls action at Royal Leamington Spa.

Men’s para pairs duo Damien Delgado and Chris Flavel would fall to the Scottish team of Garry Brown and Kevin Wallace 16-7 in the decider of their discipline.

The Australians began well, taking a 4-2 lead after four ends before Wallace put on the performance of a lifetime to skip his nation to the gold medal.

The result ensures that Australia will end the day in top spot in the bowls medal tally with one gold and two silver with another chance at victory tomorrow in the women’s para pairs as Cheryl Lindfield and Serena Bonnell take to the greens against the Scots.

Men’s singles action kicked off this morning with defending champion Aaron Wilson proving too strong for the Cook Islands’ Phillip Jim in a 21-9 win.

Wilson will continue his singles action tomorrow against Kenya’s Cephas Kimwaki Kimani.

The women’s triples commenced action this morning, with Lynsey Clarke, Natasha Van Eldik and Rebecca Van Asch claiming a commanding 22-11 win over Singapore in their opening group match.

The trio will continue their campaign tomorrow against the Falkland Islands and South Africa.

Fresh off her gold medal display in the women’s singles, Ellen Ryan was back out on the greens with best friend Kristina Krstic in the pairs, and the team was exceptional in a 24-14 win over Brunei Darussalam.

Krstic and Ryan will face Wales and Canada tomorrow as their sectional matches conclude.

The men’s fours sectional rounds also began on day five, with Barrie Lester, Carl Healey, Corey Wedlock and Ben Twist recording an 18-8 win over Niue, who was spearheaded by the island nation’s premier, Dalton Tagelagi.

The green and gold will take one Canada and Northern Island tomorrow.

Finally in the vision impaired mixed pairs, Helen Boardman and Jake Fehlberg enjoyed their third win from four matches in an 18-13 conquering of the Welsh team, ensuring their place in the semifinals with one group match to spare.

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